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The original and – according to a very vocal majority – the best, Peking Court reigns supreme over Manchester’s Chinese buffet dining scene from its palace along the city centre’s Princess Street. Always good value, Peking Court has been satisfying the famished masses in search of a smorgasbord of freshly prepared Chinese cuisine for over a decade. It’s ideally located (and fully licensed), too, making Peking Court a popular choice for parties large and small indulging in a pre-theatre dinner or a languorous Sunday lunch.
The service was (as always) friendly fast and never left wanting. The food was anazibg! unlike a lot of other buffets around Manchester they do not cut corners on the variety or quality of the food. Top notch. Certainly my favourite Chinese in the city centre.
The restaurant was empty at 7.30, so our booking wasn't necessary. The buffet appeared to be left over from lunch time. At no time were any options replenished, just replaced with clean empty trays, so the more popular choices were in very limited supply. The woman working there was helpful, but we weren't impressed by the range available, the quantity available for our group,or the fact that some of the food didn't seem to very hot, and neither were the plates. We won't be going there again. we have enjoyed many buffets in Manchester and this was of a standard well below others experienced, possibly because they were so quiet.
Really lovely evening, food was wonderful and the staff very helpful and friendly definitely recommend this restaurant. Also very good value for money, being buffet style a good selection of dishes are available
Peking Court has consistently given the lie to skeptics of buffet-style Chinese dining, offering faultlessly good quality, freshly prepared Chinese cuisine that covers all the bases – and they’ve been doing this for more than a decade from their landmark restaurant down Princess Street, right in Manchester’s city centre. The menu changes up regularly, but you can expect all manner of regional Chinese dishes to come piping hot from the kitchens to the buffet train. Hot and sour soup to get things started, with a stack of crispy duck or pork pancakes, is an ideal initiation to Peking Court’s pleasures.
Chicken, beef, pork, and seafood mains that make a regular appearance on Peking Court’s menu include chicken in OK sauce, Szechuan-style pork, black bean beef, and delicious, moreish, salt and pepper prawns. Classic Chinese rice and noodle dishes are perennially popular too, with the skilled chefs in the busy kitchen scrambling to keep the buffet train stocked with yung chow fried rice, Singapore-style vermicelli and, yup, chicken chow mein. Vegetarians often shun Chinese for its pork-centric reputation, but never fear; Peking Court’s Princess Street restaurant has a place for vegetarians too. Book a table at this Manchester city centre classic now.